Flooded With Excess Liquidity, Banks Launch New Schemes

Commercial banks in Ethiopia are currently finding themselves with more liquidity than they can work with. While this is a good moment for those who have been desperately looking for credit, it has pushed commercial banks to sit on resources …

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Uphill Climb

Fight Against Illegal Currency Trading  Over the recent months, the government has undertaken several measures to wipe out the parallel exchange market. But none of the measures were effective in arresting the spread of black market transactions. The first step was …

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Scramble for the Horn

Gulf Nations Cast a Shadow Over the Horn of AfricaThe Horn of Africa is one of the most unstable regions in the world. It has long been known for economic, political and humanitarian crises. However, these challenges have not repelled …

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Transacting in the Shade

Wide Spread Contraband Trade Cripples Ethiopia Contraband , part of the shadow economy, is still a threat to Ethiopia’s economy. But even more, it has recently started to affect the well-being of the nation. The recent violence in the states of …

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Flooded With Excess Liquidity, Banks Launch New Schemes

Flooded With Excess Liquidity, Banks Launch New Schemes

Commercial banks in Ethiopia are currently finding themselves with more liquidity than they can work with. While this is a good moment for those who have been desperately looking... Read more

Uphill Climb

Uphill Climb

Fight Against Illegal Currency Trading  Over the recent months, the government has undertaken several measures to wipe out the parallel exchange market. But none of the measures... Read more

Scramble for the Horn

Scramble for the Horn

Gulf Nations Cast a Shadow Over the Horn of AfricaThe Horn of Africa is one of the most unstable regions in the world. It has long been known for economic, political and humanita... Read more

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The New Normal

The New Normal

Ethiopia's Flirtation With Hard Drugs  Issues with drug abuse are not new to developing countries. Often affecting the poorest and youngest members of society, hard drugs are starting ... Read more

Child Labour

Child Labour

A Problem Ignored in Ethiopia Child labour has long been discussed as an issue in many parts of the world. In particular, families in developing countries have long relied on all membe... Read more

Secret Vulnerability

Secret Vulnerability

Ethiopia's Hidden VictimsSexual abuse against children is a surprisingly frequent, but unreported issue. To make it worse, most cases go unreported because of the accompanying stigma. W... Read more

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Pushing Through Times

Pushing Through Times

Efrem Seyoum Looks to the Past for Inspiration  Efrem Seyoum is considered one of Ethiopia’s greatest living poets. His fans and critics al... Read more

Bruktawit Tigabu

Bruktawit Tigabu

The Entrepreneur Behind the Educational TV Show for kids Bruktawit Tigabu is the mastermind behind one of the most popular television shows... Read more

Close of the Music Golden A…

Close of the Music Golden Age

The Ethiopian music industry has been in a state of flux recently. Even though the popularity of Ethiopian songs and singers has increased w... Read more

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Maintenance Skills Gaps Add to Construction Burden

Maintenance Skills Gaps Add to Construction Burden

Until recently, the construction sector has been instrumental in catapulting the nation to higher levels of development. The sector has been catalyzing the burgeoning of all the economic sub sectors such as mod... Read more

Industrial Parks

Industrial Parks

Shortcut to Industrialisation?  The recent unveiling of the industrial park in Adama was just the latest in Ethiopia’s bid to open an industrial park in every region. The plan for industrial parks has always b... Read more

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Khat

Khat

Cursed Business, Blessed Money Khat has become one of Ethiopia’s most lucrative exports, recently surpassing even coffee. However, the impact of Khat becoming more profitable... Read more

Pirates of Addis

Pirates of Addis

Street vending has become a part of everyday life in Addis. On almost every major pedestrian road, there are many young people displaying their wares, from electronics, to sho... Read more

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Top 10 African Countries with High External Reserves 2017

In 2017, the reserves of many African countries showed increases due to better commodity prices. In particular, increased oil and export earnings helped reverse the downward trend in Africa’s reserve... Read more

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The White-Box of Ethiopian Agriculture

The agricultural sector remains our Achilles heel, nonetheless, we remain convinced that agricultural-based development remains the only source of hope ...

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As the Ethiopian government seeks to transform the economy into one that’s rooted in manufacturing, the simplicity for local investors to access finance...

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Ethiopia, Eritrea Should Reunite

Tamrat Layne, 63, was Prime Minister of the Transitional Government of Ethiopia, serving from June 1991 to October 1995. He became a member of the Ethiopian Peoples’ Revolutionary Party (EPRP) Read more

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At The Helm of the National Theatre Nebiyou Baye D

The government recently appointed Nebiyou Baye as the new director of the National Theatre of Ethiopia. Although he worked in films as an actor and writer on top of lecturing Read more

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The Sacking Hiring of Coaches In the Ethiopian Pre

It is common to see the firing and appointment of many coaches in the Ethiopian Premier League, in which 16 clubs are participating currently. Even in the 2017/18 season, 12 Read more

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The Irony Behind Wheat Scarcity

Why Ethiopia imports huge amounts of wheat while endowed with vast suitable land for farming  In recent years, wheat shortages have been getting more and more severe in urban areas like Read more

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The Riddles of Urban Safety Net

For a long time, rural poverty has been a big concern in Ethiopia. Compared to rural standards, the urban population, which was estimated at over 20 million last year, might Read more

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Standing on the Front Lines of History

The national Archives Strive to Safeguard Treasures, Make History Approachable Much has been made of the looting of treasures from African countries. Recently, the argument over the ownership of relics taken Read more

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“Mavericks at Work: Why the Most Original Minds in

Mavericks at Work explores some of the most successful, innovative businesses in the US, presenting the reader with the goals, strategies and methods that have made companies powerhouses in their Read more

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What Africa Can Learn from East Asia’s Development

While the rest of the world obsesses over Europe’s economic travails, America’s political paralysis, and the growth slowdown in China and other emerging markets, there remains a region – Sub-Saharan Read more

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Violent Lotteries

Since the National Lottery Administration began its operation by issuing the first lottery named Regular lottery on September 8, 1961, it has introduced and sold a variety of lotteries to Read more

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